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MJ R.

"Educate people as not to destroy nature"

Sao Paulo, Brazil
female
committed relationship, 2 children
Speaks: English, Portuguese, some French
Joined Jan 2, 2014
What I Want to Do:
Causes: Animal Welfare
Activities: living naturally


 
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A light for Yulin in honor of those poor souls who are about to go through the worst nightmare anyone may have... And, why is that? To nourish the hunger of those sadistic who couldn’t care less for the innocent, helpless, and most of the time ignored creatures…

It is definitely a festival for the sadistic…

Sad heart, way too sad heart…



©     No, no, no... I’m not going crazy... Well, maybe not too much!!

©     The thing is that, differently from other places in the world, Valentine’s Day in Brazil is celebrated today, June 12th!

©     Although, here in Brazil, this date is supposed just to be a celebration just between two people who are in love with each other, I like to think that it is a day during which we have to remember that love should be shared and make us feel generous towards others and also compassionate!

©     So… I simply couldn’t stop from coming here to wish you may always find lots of love every day of your life… and that this love may be spread around and find its way to the heart of those who are not so willing to share their love with those who really need it: the defenseless and innocent creatures so often disregarded, neglected, ignored – being them those who were supposed to be our fellows -- all the animals, or those who unfortunately cannot even run away when in danger -- the plants!

©     Happy Valentine’s Day! Feliz Dia dos Namorados!

                                     
                 
                   

My dear Care2 friends,

Just to let you know that tomorrow, January 18th, I’m back to work! That means I won’t be around the way I wish… So if I don’t reply promptly or post that often, it’s not because I don’t want or I’m ignoring your lovely, tender, kind posts and messages. It’s only because not always I have the time I’d like to be able to be in touch…

As usual, my hubby will be in charge of clicking to donate and sending the stars!

 

Be sure that whenever possible I’ll be in touch! Don’t forget me… Keep me in your minds the way I’ll keep you in mine!

My 2nd year at Care2! Two years spent trying to do as much as I could (too little, by the way!) to help those who cannot protect or defend themselves, those who need love and care… Two years I’ve had the pleasure of making good friends and doing good through the green stars received… Two years of sharing and caring! 

                       

I’m definitely a proud member of the Care2 community thanks to all of my dear friends, their kindness, their efforts, and their accomplishments! 

             

Have a great January!

I’m back!!!! How many times can I say that to make sure you get to know how glad I am to “see” you again!!

I might have lost some chats, some news, even some birthdays (what a shame!), but I’m here and very glad to be here!

 

Now I just want to make sure we will be in touch often until the day I’ll be off again… But even then I’ll surely be back!!! Always!!! Back to my dear Care2 friends!!! Always!!!

           

                  

My dear Care2 friends,

Wishing all of you in the northern hemisphere a cosy autumn... and those in the southern hemisphere a cool spring…

                                 

  

No doubt! I absolutely want to pay tribute to the vultures! (Some of) The victims of injustice!

My dearest Care2 friends,

Here I am again leaving a special message on my billboard especially for you!

Weekend is almost over – here in Brazil Sunday 5.20 p.m. – so I’m getting ready for a new week ahead!

But before that, I’d like to thank you all for all your kindness and generosity of the heart and also for all the beautiful images, sweet comments, and green stars! This time I’m waiting to reach 100,000 stars to redeem them and be able to “buy” more gifts with my butterflies, many of them acquired through the so many green stars you’ve sent me, no doubt!

As to the friend requests and birthdays, which I haven’t replied yet, please, believe me -- I’ll be replying each one of them, most certainly. The thing is that I do like answering each and every message I get, no matter if it is a forward, a petition, a hello… They are all way very meaningful to me.

Love you all! I’ll be back soon! Next Monday, September 7th, is a holiday here in Brazil so I believe I’ll have some more time to share with you!

 

Warm hugs!

  

Well, well... That’s true... As of this Monday vacation is over! And I thought I would have all the time in the world to… do absolutely nothing, maybe except being at Care2, watching some movies, reading some books, enjoying my cats’ & dogs’ company… Surprise, surprise… Worked a lot at home – basically housework – and Monday is the day… I’m back to work! 


My dear Care2 friends,

My heart is bleeding! One more patch of the beautiful land around my home was destroyed today! Early in the morning, I could hear the backhoe doing its murderous job… I mean, not the machine itself, but the one driving it… If asked, he would certainly say that he does that job to support his family… but then this could also be the “excuse” of any criminal… And again, I can’t stop thinking of the one who ordered the job done… Most certainly a “criminal”!

The whole thing reminded me of something that a friend said a long time ago: “Of course, I feel sorry for every animal who suffers. But, an animal might – okay, maybe only might -- have a chance to escape. But, a plant? A tree? Not the slightest chance!”

I fight in every way I can to bring all animal suffering to a minimum. And, I know that what I do is definitely not enough… But, I can’t stop having a heart bleeding for all plants, trees, bushes, forests, thickets, which are destroyed every single day. Witness that is beyond my strength. My heart is bleeding!

 

I had to share this with you… I knew I would somehow feel better…

                      

                       

I’m on vacation..... Not travelling, though!!

Running errands at home...

A tribute to all my American Care2 friends and also to those who are American in the heart!

Keep your pets safe!

Dear Care2 Friends,

Inspired by one of my dear Care2 friends, I’ve also decided to delete those “friends” who haven’t been in touch for quite a while. As that friend of mine also says, it’s definitely not personal but, for me, it doesn’t make any sense to just have a name listed among “My Friends”, someone who is never in touch, someone who might have actually just become a number under “view all”! Not that I have that many friends – 76 actually – but the thing is that I treasure all of those who are in fact in touch! And, by the way, that’s the reason why I try to keep a number of friends that will always make it possible for me to be in touch with each one of them – maybe not so constantly, but eventually!    

Also, following her example, I must say that, if I delete you by mistake, please do get in touch and most certainly I’ll accept you as a friend again.   

It’s evening in Brazil! Therefore, it’s early morning in China! It’s almost time for me to go to bed. But, how will I be able to sleep? How can I curl up in a cosy bed while thousands of innocent creatures are facing some of the cruellest moments people could ever inflict to others? My heart bleeds, my soul cries, my mind aches… Certainly I won’t be able to sleep. If by any chance I do fall asleep, I’m sure to have some of the worst nightmares… I want this night to end; I want all this suffering to end… not mine… theirs… They don’t deserve to be treated thus. Evil creatures these humans…


...cosy... in the mind!

...peaceful... in the heart! ...magical in the soul!

                       

Dear Care2 Friends and Care2 Friends-to-Be,

I'm so sorry for not being able to be as present as I wish to be and "see" you more often! The thing is that I've been so busy at work that I haven't had as much time to spend more good moments here with you. 

I do know I still have to reply some friend requests; I do know how many posts/comments are published in my page that seems that I take forever to return; also, the so many green stars that I get every single day for which I'm extremely thankful -- if not for my husband's help, you wouldn’t be receiving any... 

Some time ago, totally by chance, while checking my messages quickly, I was able to read the "sentence of the day" that went somewhat like this: if "fishing" is in the way of your business, you should give up your business. Well, I'd never go fishing, to tell the truth! Let the fish live! But about giving up "my business"... that's another story! I wish I could, though! Not at the moment. Not possible yet! Hopefully, soon!

So, I can only ask you to please be a little patient with me! I'll certainly get back to you, the way you surely deserve it as soon as it is possible for me!

I love you all, especially all you do for those who cannot fight for themselves, either plants or animals! The world deserves better... and you are there to help with that! How could I ever turn my back to people like you! Never, ever!

I’m around! Not as much as I wish. Just want you to know that I’m around! Always with you in my thoughts!

                     

                       
I’ll be away for a while!! But, please, don’t go anywhere as I will be back! And, when I do… I want to see you right there!!


                           


Back to reality! Back to work this coming Wednesday, January 21st!







MY FIRST ANNIVERSARY AT CARE2!!!!!



Today, January 2nd, is the day I found Care2 a year ago and became a member! From then on, I‘ve enjoyed every moment I’ve been here – doing good, getting in touch with people who care, meeting freinds… Talking about friends, I’d like to say that you are awesome!!! Love you!!





What if... we could find the magical path to lead us to the magical world where no creature would ever suffer, be abused, or neglected?


In honor of a beautiful (to say the least) creature who has been cruelly assassinated by a child that should be taught how to preserve, never to kill... 





Hope one day each one of them may be able to find a warm spot inside someone's heart, especially in those hearts that were born hard or for some reason have hardened throughout life so they can experience the wonders of having such great companions...

For the records,

...this coming Monday, July 28th!!! So I might not be around as much as I'd like too!!!! But my mind and my thoughts will be with you every single day!




Dear friends,

Please add your voice to a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare!!

Thank you !!

http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=24&ea.campaign.id=17936

Animals Matter

Why such cruelty against them? They truly deserve peace and quiet. If you feel like it, please sign my petition to help them live peacefully and, when time comes, die with dignity.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/406/387/266/help-stop-the-bull-torture-in-brazil/

Why? Just tell me why??


Although Arbor Day in Brazil is celebrated on September 21st (my son's birthday, by the way -- so proud of this coincidence!!!), let's celebrate it today -- got a Thank You card for that! 

Or even better, let's celebrate Arbor Day every day -- until the last tree is left standing!! 


Helping hands are certainly always useful... especially to help our dear Earth, which is totally in our hands...



That everyone may have a wonderful Earth Day but, above all, that the Earth may rejoice for having always given shelter (and a lot more...) to each one living on it... 



If I could I would hold the Earth on my lap and protect it from all evil... 


Thank you for all the green stars... 

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all of you for all the loving messages and the support I've received. However, I must say that so far Dazinha hasn't come back and deep inside I believe she won't ever again. Now she is a bright star in the dark sky; I know she is keeping company to all of my other furry companions who have already departed; I'm also sure she is spending some good time with my darling parents who taught to respect and love ALL living creatures, a lesson that I'm proud to say I've learned quite well. Very soon I'll be changing my profile photo as I can't stand looking at Dazinha every day but not having her anymore; sorry if I'm being selfish... But I'm sure to prepare an album for her showing some of her good moments at home. Now her home is certainly free of any dangers...  
My heart is full of hope that my Dazinha returns. She's been missing for two days now... My soul is weeping... For those who don't know, Dazinha is one of my darling cats; she is the one in my profile photo. It hurts so much to come to my page and see her there but not next to me... Let's hope for the best... (March 14th)


Well, well... this is not Dazinha! But as I didn't manage to copy/glue a picture of her here, I've drawn a black car from another "source" to greet you when you visit my page as Dazinha would do if she could!!


This Sunday (March 2nd) I'm bringing Dazinha back to my profile picture!!! She'll be back to her place of honor after having honored Marius! 
I got really inspired today and added quite a few interesting thoughts of people who really knew what they were talking about!! 
Take a look!!  



How great is your nation?????????






giraffe

I'm sure Marius and Freddy are running freely and happily together in a very special place for those who deserve nothing but the best! They are certainly enjoying each other's company along with many other creatures who have meant to bring only pleasant moments for those who surrounded them!   

Yesterday (Feb. 17th) my darling Freddy left us! After a long-lasting backbone condition, Fred couldn't bear the stressful pain he had been feeling lately besides the fact that he, all of a sudden (although expected, according to the vet who had been following his case for some years), lost all his movements. Saturday was the last day he could actually give some steps. It was unbearable to see his suffering when trying to follow his doggy friends or his human family!
You can see Freddy enjoying a warm afternoon at home in one of my albums!!

Rest in peace, Freddy! Say hello to all our furry friends who are certainly enjoying your company now!
                                  

Thanks for all the green stars I've been receiving...



With them, it's possible for me to get many butterflies and give gifts for those who are in need!!!

A "victory" over an animal is a hollow one!



I do love animals!! No doubt about that!! But what about plants, trees, bushes, woods, forests, rainforests, etc. etc.? Plants cannot even run away if they "see" danger, if they are threatened somehow!

Oh!The "zombies" in this case are pretty much living people, not the dead ones who have surprisingly resurrected!



Go for it, celery!! (Is that a celery???)

I'm back to work tomorrow Jan. 22!! So I won't be logged in as much as I wish to...

"See" you again soon!



Aren't they two of the most beautiful things on Earth?

amo gatos

I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (translating from Portuguese!!!)

amo os animais vegetarianismo
I LOVE ALL THE ANIMALS!!! (again... translating -- just in case Portuguese is not a language that you know!!!)

These two pictures come from a Brazilian site whose "owners" are my friends. They fight fiercely to defend and protect animals (especially dogs and cats) through rescuing them, neutering them, and then finding a home for them. These people are amazing!
Ah! And one more thing: my daughter-in-law made those drawings. She's an amazing artist!!









































































































































































































 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Jan 2, 2014 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Animal Advocates, Click to Give Free food, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Hometown Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Homepage  
Birthday June 17  
Languages English, Portuguese, some French  
About Me I'm sure I should have come from Pluto! Why? Because I can't believe I belong to an Earth species that is born cruel and only after being "trained" is able to develop compassion, generosity, kindness...
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  Lifestyle
Pets 7 cats 1 feural, 5 dogs  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Conservative
Religions Sort of becoming agnostic, Anglican  
Eating Habits a proud vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I'm definitely not a xerox copy of everyone else; a follower of sensible ideas and attitudes but capable of following my own sensibility as well.
My Philosophy Live as close to nature as possible; nature teaches us way so much!
What Gives Me Hope See my cats licking each other before taking a nap; see youngsters respond to understanding the importance of nature
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by to concentrate on educating present young generations to be good citizens, thus displaying compassion and generosity of the heart; only when you are able to understand others' suffering, you are able to take a stand and do what is needed to protect them...
What/who changed my life and why Avatar! Not that it actually changed my life but it makes me emotional and sad every time I watch it. How can people not see what that movie really means?
What Bugs Me Anyone who would hurt an animal  
Passions animals, classical ballet, horse riding  
Inspirations Asoka, animals, Chopin  
What Scares Me abusers  
  Favorites
Role Models those who dedicate their lives to help  
Quotation You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
The greatest of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Interests NATURE  
Books So many  
Music Chopin, Black Sabbath, Genesis  
Movies Up, Numbers, Avatar, Despicable Me  
TV Shows Cesar Millan, X Factor, Lie to Me  
Favorite Foods cheese, pasta, bananas, potatoes  
Favorite Places countryside, England  
Can't Live Without animals and plants  
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    Jun 30, 2016 9:28 PM

    Ann B. (100)
    Happy First Day Of July Good Morning
    Jun 30, 2016 2:24 AM

    Doris K. (192)
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    Yes, PRAYER is the ONLY means of communication with God and it should be done DAILY in good times and in bad times! Animals are voiceless and helpless, therefore, we must PRAY for them and on behalf of them for God to BLESS them, to PROTECT them and to SAVE them; and God has His ways! 
    Lets VALUE the time that we have and CHERISH every blessing! Love always from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 29, 2016 2:49 PM

    Stella G. (427)
    I am so excited for the day I finally get to tell my future pitbull the story of how he was rescued:
    Grazie Mary Jane!!! Un grande abbraccio.

    Jun 29, 2016 6:04 AM

    Doris K. (192)
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    The WORLD will be a BETTER place IF every one can LOVE, can GIVE and can SERVE!!! Life is too short to let it slip by without making any efforts to LOVE every living being (2-legged, 4-legged, feathered & sea animal) because every living being deserves to be loved and cared for, don't you agree?
    And BLESSINGS from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 29, 2016 2:30 AM

    Doris K. (192)
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    Yeah, having pet darlings in our lives is one of the greatest blessings!!! And I really cherish, treasure & value MY blessings and FRIENDSHIP is one of which as I still find it AMAZING to be able to find TRUE friends here on Care2, don't you? LOVE you and your pet darlings <3
    Along with abundant BLESSINGS sent your way from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 28, 2016 4:44 PM

    Shelli S. (380)




    Staying out of trouble? That would be too boring! Hope life is
    good for you, smiles, peace & laughter. <3

    Jun 28, 2016 1:47 AM

    Doris K. (192)
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    The POWER of LOVE!!! LOVE one another and the world will be filled with LOVE and LOVE = PEACE!!! To be able to LOVE someone is a Blessing and to be LOVED in return is a Double Blessing!!! Where there is LOVE, there is BLISS!!! Life should be about Loving, Caring and Sharing = living a meaningful and happy life!!! And I wish for every human being to share the same sentiments so that every one can be HAPPY <3 With LOVE & BLESSINGS to all fellow human beings from your humble Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3 

    Jun 27, 2016 11:32 AM

    Doris K. (192)
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    Yesterday, I attended a 65th year of Formation Day for Women Division and a video clip was shared. It brought tears of sadness & relief! Why? This baby gal was born without 2 arms & with 2 very short legs of different length. She survived using the leg with toes to live her daily life and today, she is 22 years old! I can't believe and I thank GOD with a grateful heart for my blessings!!!
    LOVE you <3 from Doris, Lorraine & Brownie darlings <3

    Jun 27, 2016 3:58 AM

    Doris K. (192)
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    My wish for you, my dearest sweet Mary Jane and your pet darlings with LOVE & BLESSINGS always!
    From your caring friends in Singapore: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 26, 2016 12:10 PM

    Doris K. (192)
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    Along with abundant BLESSINGS to my dearest sweet Mary Jane & her pet darlings <3 with love always from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 25, 2016 9:05 AM

    Doris K. (192)
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    Thinking of my BEAUTIFUL FRIEND: sweet Mary Jane and her LOVABLE PETS: purr & fur darlings <3 Sending all of you LOTS OF LOVE coming from my heart to yours <3 Always take great care, my dear and God bless!
    Along with many BLESSINGS sent your way from SINGAPORE to SAO PAULO, BRAZIL <3 We remain your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 25, 2016 3:05 AM

    Hendricka S. (90)
    Everyday Cards/Enjoy the Weekend section. This cute ecard can be sent to anyone. Permalink : http://www.123greetings.com/general/enjoy_the_weekend/happy_weekend_for_you.html
    Jun 24, 2016 8:31 AM

    Doris K. (192)
    With BLESSINGS of Peace, Safety, Health, Harmony, Good Fortune, Happiness, Smiles, Laughter and Love! From your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3 

    Jun 23, 2016 4:32 PM

    Sheila S. (61)

    Jun 23, 2016 10:55 AM

    Doris K. (192)
    And BLESSINGS from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 22, 2016 3:06 AM

    Doris K. (192)
    And lots of BLESSINGS from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 22, 2016 2:41 AM

    Doris K. (192)
    With Abundance of Blessings, Peace, Health, Love & Happiness <3 from your caring friends: Doris & her fur babies <3

    Jun 21, 2016 4:12 AM

    Doris K. (192)
    And BLESSINGS from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3

    Jun 21, 2016 2:30 AM

    Doris K. (192)
    And abundant BLESSINGS to my PRECIOUS FRIEND, beautiful Mary Jane <3 from your caring friends: Doris, forever Lorraine darling & Brownie darling <3 LOVE you & your pet darlings <3 Always take great care and God bless!

    Jun 20, 2016 7:20 AM

    Miriam S. (60)
    Wishing you a great day and enJOY your week ahead!
    I'm sure you had a great birthday!  Thanks for your post!
    Lot's of love and hugs for you dear Mary Jane!  ♥
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